Writing jobs are one of many available online jobs for 13 year olds. Although most writing sites only hire teens 18 and older, there are still online writing jobs for 13 years old if you know where to look.
As a 13 year old, your options are limited so you’ll have to be creative and find other ways to get work as a writer. The best way to do that is by looking for writing jobs on sites that allow 13 year olds to join or you’ll have to look for private clients on freelancing sites.
The following sites are places where 13 year olds can look for work as an online writer:
This is a subreddit page where people can post any type of project or job opportunity they may have. Many of the postings on this page are for writing projects. Writers can also publish posts that advertise their services as a writer.
This is a writing-related subreddit page where people can post writing jobs and projects that they need writers for. Writers can also publish posts to the page that advertise their services as a writer.
The minimum age to join Reddit is 13 years old. Since these subreddits are online classifieds, just remember to be wary of scams. Don’t give out any more personal information than you have to to a potential client until you learn more about them and can verify that they are legit.
If you think a posting might be a scam, try to research the company or person who posted the listing or contact reddit to find out if they have had any complaints about the listing. Always ask for full payment or a partial payment upfront to avoid being scammed.
Fiverr is an online marketplace where freelancers who can advertise their services for $5. To advertise your writing services, you can post multiple listings offering to write a 400-500 word article for on a specified topic that you are knowledge about. You can actually offer to write an article on any topic a client chooses, but you might be hired to write about something you have no knowledge of and have to waste a lot of time researching just to understand. Make it easier by simply offering to write articles on topics you actually know. Since, Fiverr allows you to post 20 listings per account, this gives you up to 20 different topics to write about. To give you some topic ideas, some of the most requested article topics on Fiverr include:
Fitness, exercise and health
Diet and weight loss
Food and recipes
Crafts and DIY
When you are new to Fiverr, it’s hard to stand out from the slew of other writers on the site so try to do the best job you can do on each article, turn in your work early and go above and beyond whenever you can so you can get great ratings from clients. Ratings are key to getting featured on the site so the better your ratings the more prominently featured your listings will be on the site.
Craigslist is an online marketplace where you can find all kinds of things, including online writing jobs. Many employers and potential writing clients post job listings and writing projects on the job board when looking for a writer. To browse job listings, check out the “Jobs” section on your city or state’s main page and click on the link that says “writing/editing” towards the bottom of that section. There you’ll find a whole slew of job offers and writing projects to apply for.
Another place to look for writing jobs on Craigslist is in the “Gigs” section. Click on the link that says “writing” and it will take you to a bunch of listings for writing projects.
There is no minimum age to use Craigslist. Be very wary of scammers of on Craigslist though. The site tends to attract scammers so research any job listings or gigs you are interested first and don’t give out any more personal information than you have to until you know the job or gig is legitimate. Also, Craigslist is not responsible if the person fails to pay you for your work so always ask for full or partial payment upfront.
Furthermore, although there is nothing wrong with being a young writer, don’t mention your age to potential clients. It’s not relevant and they will most likely judge you unfairly or consider you too young for the job. If you know you are capable of doing a great job, then you are and nothing else matters.
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